He parlayed that success and signed with Auburn. After coming up short on meeting the NCAA grade requirements, Raymond enrolled at East MS CC last summer.
Raymond's freshman season at East MS CC was
a trying one. He moved from defensive end to defensive tackle to offensive tackle
to offensive guard all in one season. This year he hopes to settle in at defensive
end and put up some big numbers.
Korey committed to the Rebels
back in April. We called to see if that commitment is still holding "firm".
following information was revealed during our interview with Korey Raymond:
is your weight up to these days? "I am still 6' 4", 270."
you strength numbers improved since we last spoke? "Yes sir, I am benching
425 now, which is about 25 pounds more than I was before the summer started."
are you doing to keep yourself in playing shape? "A lot of running (laugh).
A lot of running and lifting."
Are you attending summer school at
East MS CC? "Yes sir. I am taking nine hours this summer."
are your classes going? "It is going good, but I can not wait to until I
get out of here (laugh)."
Which will be? "In December, man, then
I am gone to Ole Miss."
Still solid with your commitment? "Yes
sir, I am going to sign with Ole Miss."
When did you last visit Oxford?
"For their Spring game."
Anymore schools keeping in phone contact
with you? "UAB keeps in touch with me, but nobody else really."
you know Coach Frank Wilson coming out of high school? "I knew of him, but
I did not know him personally. I played basketball in high school too, and we
use to play O. Perry Walker. I knew all the boys over there, and they liked him
Did that make it easier for you to commit to Ole Miss, having
someone with Louisiana ties on their staff? "I guess you can say it did.
I mean, Coach O is from Louisiana too. I like having some of my own people over
Thinking back on it; what was the number one reason you choose
Ole Miss? "I like the coaches up there. They energize you. I like that because
I play with a lot of intensity. I like the players too. When I went on my visit
(Spring Game), I got to kick it with a lot of their players. I felt like I was
one of them."
When do two a days start for you? "On August 8th."
game? "We play Hinds CC on September 1st."
What are some of your
personal goals for your sophmore season at East MS CC? "I just want to help
our team get to the playoffs, and I want to try and get on the All-American Team.
I got a letter today, and they informed me that I was a Preseason All-American
Nominated for Preseason All-American Team (NJCAA)
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